Written answers

Monday, 1 April 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2019 to Question 225461 on Aviation Licensing, how many initial issues for each category of licence were made to...

    • Department for Transport: Ministerial Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many ministerial directions have been issued by Ministers in his Department in each of the last eight years.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to provide an updated business case for High Speed Two ahead of the introduction of the Hybrid Bill for Phase 2a later...

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he will provide updated estimates of the forecast passenger numbers for High Speed One ahead of the Hybrid Bill for Phase 2a later this year.

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the membership of the Civil Aviation Authority team who will conduct the post-implementation review of offshore helicopter safety,...

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place a copy of the terms of reference of the Civil Aviation Authority’s post-implementation review of offshore helicopter safety,...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Living Wage and Minimum Wage: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of jobs in (a) Nottinghamshire, (b) the East Midlands and (c) England are paid the National Living Wage...

    • Hotels: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will ask the Competition and Markets Authority to investigate the level and effectiveness of competition in...

      New Businesses: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to entrepreneurs with family care responsibilities.

      New Businesses: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage UK-based institutional and private investors to invest in female...

      Minimum Wage: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of businesses that have paid workers below the national...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Syria: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment the Government has made of options for the return of UK nationals detained in North East Syria to be...

    • Belarus: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made in the last six months to (a) the Belarus Ambassador in London and (b) his counterpart in...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the United Nations plans to relocate Rohingya refugees from the Cox’s Bazar camps in...

      Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Myanmar on the appeal against the conviction of Reuters reporters Kyaw...

      British Nationals Abroad: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's guidance is on responding to the (a) death, (b) torture and (c) imprisonment of British citizens abroad.

      British Nationals Abroad: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria his Department uses to assess whether consular assistance is provided after the (a) death, (b) torture and (c)...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what definition the Government has of the high degree of autonomy that Hong Kong is supposed to exercise under the terms of...

      Dong Samuel Lauk and Aggrey Ezbon Idri

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in South Sudan and Kenya on the detention of human rights activists...

      Amade Abubacar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Mozambique on the detention of journalist Amade Abubacar.

      Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela and Malik Sullemana

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Ghana on (a) the murder of journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela and...

      Cameroon: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Cameroon on the recent sentencing of 26 people for illegal gathering and...

      Malta: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the bilateral agreements between the UK and Malta, including the agreement that Maltese citizens can receive free...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March to Question 231378 on British Indian Ocean Territory, what assessment he has made of the...

      Cuba: Prince Charles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the meetings held between HRH the Prince of Wales and officials of the...

      Belarus: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the UK’s diplomatic relations with Belarus.

      Belarus: Human Rights and Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to promote (a) human rights and (b) press freedom in Belarus.

      Thailand: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Thai counterpart on the conduct of the recent elections in Thailand.

      Israel: Golan Heights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of (a) the United States and (b) Israel on sovereignty of the Golan Heights.

      China: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he will make to the Chinese Government on the protection of minorities in light of the recent allegations...

      United Arab Emirates: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2019 to Question 234069, whether his Department has updated its advice to UK citizens...

      Sahel: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prioritise respect for human rights and the rights of minorities when working in...

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to strengthen UK co-operation with international partners to ensure the (a) prosecution and (b)...

      Equatorial Guinea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to respond to concerns about the human rights situation in Equatorial Guinea.

      Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, under what membership criteria the United Kingdom claims current membership of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission.

      Brunei: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Brunei on whipping and stoning to death being added to punishments...

      Brunei: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure that the UK meet its special responsibility to address laws discriminating against LGBT...

      Brunei: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to (a) the Bruneian Ambassador in London and (b) his counterpart in Brunei on proposed...

      Syria: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department has taken to help repatriate children of British nationals associated with ISIS in...

      Brunei: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Brunei Government on the freedom of the LGBT+ community in that country.

      Sierra Leone: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with his counterpart in Sierra Leone on the state of political and...

      Papua: Indigenous Peoples

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Indonesian Government on the murder and torture of West Papuan indigenous people.

      Saudi Arabia: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether departmental officials will attend court hearings in Riyadh for detained women’s rights activists.

      Africa: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on extending the responsibilities of the Minister for Africa to the whole...

      Brunei: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government will be taking in response to the decision by Brunei to introduce a new Penal Code which could result...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much has been spent by each Government Department on advertising on (a) Facebook, (b) Twitter, (c) Google, (d) Instagram in the last 12 months.

    • Cabinet Office: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much has been spent from the public purse on (a) advertising, (b) video footage and (c) audio footage on (i) Facebook, (ii) Twitter, (ii) Google,...

      Elections: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's budget is for advertising on (a) social and (b) other media to increase people's awareness of voter registration deadlines for...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2019 to Question 226687 on Government Departments: procurement, how many bidders have been excluded from a government...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many new electors have registered to vote after turning 18 since 24 June 2016.

      Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse has been of the Government's spending on advertising related to the exit date of the UK leaving the EU being 29 March...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Facebook

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much money his Department has spent on Facebook advertising to promote the Prime Minister's withdrawal deal in each month of 2019.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many recent discussions he has had with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on Government cybersecurity funding in the 2019 Spending Review.

      National Cyber Security Centre

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 27 March 2019 to Question 235803, what performance indicators are used to assess the (a) number and (b) quality of the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many mandatory cyber security training sessions civil servants working in his Department are required to undertake.

    • NHS: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the estimated cost of inefficiency in the NHS has been in each year since 2010.

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to secure a deal with Vertex on access for patients to the drug Orkambi on the NHS.

      Hospitals: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce waiting times (a) for NHS operations and (b) between admission and treatment at...

      Health Professions: Business Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse has been of requiring medical professionals to disclose payments and gifts from medical and other...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the NHS is adequately staffed after the UK leaves the EU.

      Health Services: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of trends in the level of population growth in Cambridgeshire on local health services.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money was recovered by the NHS from overseas visitors in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the recommendations in the Red Cross report entitled Home to...

      Epilepsy: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all children with epilepsy have access to effective epilepsy services.

      Autism: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the 2018 finding of the National Autistic Society that half of autistic people report not leaving the house because...

      Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the time that people have to wait for a diagnosis of autism.

      Community Care: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that his Department will meet its target under Transforming Care on time.

      Health Services: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether UK citizens living in the European Union and utilising S1 form certificates to access medication for existing chronic conditions...

      Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether health professionals and other experts in the health sector outside of the appointed national workforce group will be consulted...

      Ealing Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution of 26 March 2019, what assessment he has made of the effect on Ealing Hospital of the Government...

      Health Services (Cross-border Health Care and Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the contribution of the Minister for Health in the Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee on 25 March 2019, columns...

      Epilepsy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what contingency plans are in place to ensure adequate supplies of epilepsy medication in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Epilepsy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the sustainability of access to medication to control epilepsy, including access to tegretol.

      Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent the misdiagnosis of sexual abuse survivors with complex post-traumatic stress disorder.

      Junior Doctors: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to offer junior doctors mental health support and pastoral care.

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in life expectancy over the last ten years.

      Opiates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will list the name and manufacturer of the opioids approved by NICE; and the number of prescriptions for each of those drugs in...

      Brain Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase the funding allocated by his Department to specialist training in neuro-oncology.

  • Department for International Development

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the level of investment necessary for (a) the provision of clean water and sanitation and (b) flood...

    • Mozambique: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Mozambique on that country’s humanitarian needs as a result of Cyclone Idai.

      Zimbabwe: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Zimbabwe on that country’s humanitarian needs as a result of Cyclone Idai.

      Malawi: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her counterpart in Malawi on that country’s humanitarian needs after Cyclone Idai.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the implications for the Middle East Peace Process of Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat's...

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government has plans to reduce the proportion of the aid budget which is spent as contributions to multilateral organisations.

      Plastics: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much and what proportion of the Official Development Assistance is spent on tackling plastic pollution.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of access for humanitarian supplies from the port of Aden.

      Yemen: Family Planning and Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to improve women’s access to maternal care and family planning services in Yemen.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the humanitarian impact of the recent escalation of military activity in Hodeidah.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Edge Foundation's report entitled Our Plan for Apprenticeships, published on 2 March, what assessment he made of the...

    • Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of trends in the level of demand for children’s social care services on the adequacy of funding...

      Pre-school Education: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the outcomes of spending on early interventions for nursery and reception children in (a) York and (b)...

      Pre-school Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of spending on early interventions for nursery and reception children on the attainment gap; and...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he took in response to the letter of September 2018 from experts and organisations on his Department's myth-busting document.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children are currently eligible for 15 hours of free childcare for disadvantaged two-year olds; and what proportion of eligible children are...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average cost to the public purse is of providing 15 hours of free childcare for a disadvantaged two-year old.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of disadvantaged children are eligible for 30 hours of free childcare.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish (a) which local authorities underspent their early years block allocations, (b) the amount of each such underspend and (c) the...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department spent on (a) the universal 15 hours of free childcare for three to four-year olds, (b) the extended entitlement for eligible...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason the myth-busting document on guidance for local authorities was withdrawn on 20 March 2019.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will place in the Library a copy of the legal advice his Department received which led to the myth-busting document on guidance for local...

      European Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 March 2019 to Question 235786, if he will publish the (a) list and (b) value of the 294 European Social Fund contracts...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total cost to the public purse was of providing 30 hours of free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds in the (a) autumn 2018 and b) spring 2019 terms.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) primary and (b) secondary academies that are awaiting re-brokering as of 27 March 2019.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made on promoting and increasing apprenticeships in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland and (c) Angus.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason his Department has cancelled the further education teacher bursaries scheme.

      Special Educational Needs: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the findings of the National Deaf Children’s Society’s press release of 18 March 2019, A system in crisis: the daily...

      Disabled Students' Allowances: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2019 to Question 217437 on Disabled Students' Allowances: Computers, if he will publish those contracts.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Crown Courts: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's report, Tackling Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System: 2018 Update, published in October 2018, what...

    • Mother and Baby Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made on plans to revise the Prison Service Instruction for Mother and Baby Units which expired at the end of last year; and whether...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to (a) improve the process of applying for enforcement of debt payment and (b) support people having difficulties in...

      Prison Officers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what revised training is being provided to existing prison officers to ensure that they are equipped to support a rehabilitative approach for offenders...

      Victims and Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has he made on implementing the recommendations contained in A Voice for the Voiceless: The Victims’ Commissioner’s Review...

      Ministry of Justice: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people working on developing Criminal Justice System Common Platform are (a) contingent labour, (b) supplier resource and (c) civil servants.

      Theft: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of Out of Court Disposals for shop theft.

      Prisons: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February 2019 to Question 217065 on Prisons: Drugs, how many ambulances attended each prison as a result of (a) injuries...

      Immigration: Ghana

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that out-of-country appeals from Ghana are conducted fairly and without prejudice to an appellant’s case; and if...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits of increasing the use of community service rather than short term prison sentences for...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, much money it costs his Department on average to hold a claimant's tribunal relating to personal independence payment.

      Prisons: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions (a) police officers and (b) other additional support has had to be brought in to prisons in each of the last five years.

  • Department for International Trade

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2019 to Question 232574 on Buildings: Insulation, whether his Department consulted...

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2019 to Question 232020 on Buildings: Insulation, if the test with high-pressure...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2019 to Question 220837 on Local Plans, whether his Department has no plans to...

      Land: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2019 to Question 220834, what progress his Department has made since 2017 in...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2019 to Question 220826 on Housing: Construction, whether his Department has...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2019 to Question 220840 on Housing: Construction, whether his Department has...

      Community Relations: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to implement the commitment in the integration communities action plan to support the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to (a) protect (i) military personnel and (ii) their spouses and children in relation to domestic abuse and (b)...

    • Armed Forces: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel have been prosecuted for domestic abuse in each of the last five years.

      Defence: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to support defence industry jobs.

      Uganda: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support the UK Government provides to Uganda’s Special Forces Command.

      Uganda: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 176667 on Uganda: Military Aid, which Ugandan units the UK Government provided support to in (a)...

      Veterans: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of to Question 200586, and with reference to National Archives documents Annex G to O92/2534(ASD 26) dated 9 January 1957, and...

      Yemen: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) UK military forces and (b) UK passport holders contracted to work for the (i) Saudi Arabian and (ii) UK Government are operating inside Yemen.

      Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress has been made on procuring (a) type 31e frigates and (b) fleet support ships; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the bedroom tax on payments to universal credit claimants.

    • National Insurance Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what benefits credits for approved training, as defined by Section 7 of the Social Security (Credits) Regulations 1975 SI 1975/556, were valid...

      National Insurance Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the age restriction is for credits for approved training under Section 7 of the Social Security (Credits) Regulations 1975 SI 1975/556.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to answer Question 209292 asked on 16 January 2019 by the hon Member. for Vale of Clwyd.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2019 to Question 216920, what plans she has to publish Youth Obligation outcome data; and if she will...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether all PIP assessors have undertaken training on understanding the (a) nature and (b) impact of fluctuating medical conditions.

      Personal Independence Payment: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payment claimants with mental health conditions have had their application granted in (a) Camberwell...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payment assessment meetings are carried out (a) at the claimant’s home and (b) in assessment...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department receives information automatically from HMRC when a tax refund is paid directly by HMRC to a universal credit claimant.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have made use of implied consent when making a claim under the legacy system.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have made use of explicit consent when making a claim under universal credit.

      Working Links

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 Match 2019 to Question 235316 on Working Links, if he will meet with supply chain partners in Easington...

      Social Security Benefits: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of social security benefit recipients who will be transferred to universal credit in each local...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to restore inflation-linked up-rating to working age social security benefits.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the letter from the hon. Member for Edinburgh East of 14 January 2019 and response from the Minister of State for Disabled...

      Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times (a) Ministers and b) civil servants from her Department met with representatives from the Low Income Tax Reform Group in each...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the five week wait for payment on universal credit on an individual's ability to manage their money.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure recipients of universal credit can rent accommodation from private landlords.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 March 2019 to Question 235371, if she will publish the number of alleged breaches of the Special Advisers Code of...

      Universal Credit: Glasgow South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many advance payments have been paid to universal claimants resident in the Glasgow South West constituency; and if he will make a statement.

      Food Banks: Glasgow South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to visit a foodbank in Glasgow South West constituency in April 2019; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the...

    • Poultry: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that standards of poultry welfare are maintained in a potential future trade agreement...

      Polar Bears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of banning the import of polar bear trophies into the UK.

      BSE: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has for changes to sheep ageing methods to control transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

      African Swine Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an estimate of the economic effect of an outbreak of African swine flu in the UK; and if he...

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's 24 September 2018 press release, and to the establishment of the marine protected area...

      Fuels: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the European Commission report entitled Energy prices and costs in Europe 2018, what assessment he has...

      Livestock: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken to develop a systemic approach to safe management of agricultural animal waste.

      Microplastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the findings of the May 2018 report by the Institute for European Environmental Policy, what steps his...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people working on the Defra Unity Programme are (a) contingent labour, (b) supplier resource and (c) civil servants.

      Pesticides: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2019 to Question 231976, what the capacity assessment of the Expert Committee on...

      Textiles: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of Government support for the textile recycling industry.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many new or adapted IT or database systems his Department plans to implement to prepare for the UK leaving the EU; what...

      Plastics: Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to lead efforts to tackle the global problem of marine plastic pollution; and if he will...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of countryside stewardship payments that are more than one year late broken down by...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many initial application packs for Countryside Stewardship have been sent to (a) farmers and (b) landowners in each...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many chemicals have been uploaded to the UK REACH IT database as of 27 March 2019.

  • Home Office

    • Passports: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he plans to take to compensate people who paid for a one-week fast-tracking service for a new passport in order to travel on 24...

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of homeless foreign nationals detained by Immigration Compliance and Enforcement teams in each of...

      Migrant Workers: Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure the recruitment of from care workers from (a) EU and (b) non-EU countries to meet NHS demand for those...

      National Business Crime Centre: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department will continue to provide funding to the National Business Crime Centre; and if he will make a statement.

      Crime: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to tackle (a) retail crime and (b) violence against shopworkers; and if he will make a statement.

      Crime: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of Association of Convenience Stores Crime Report 2019 findings that (a)...

      Shoplifting: Ealing Southall

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to support convenience retailers in Ealing, Southall following shop thefts; and if he will make a statement.

      Visas: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the salary exemption for nurses under Tier 2 visa rules will apply to EEA citizens after the UK leaves the EU.

      Crime: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to tackle (a) retail crime and (b) violence against shopworkers; and if he will make a statement.

      Migrant Workers: Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that care assistants will continue to be able to come and work in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      Detainees: Emergency Travel Documents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the time taken was for each emergency travel document application to be secured for a person in immigration detention in 2018.

      Crime: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to support convenience store retailers that have experienced shop theft, verbal abuse and violence.

      Visas: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the salary exemption announced for nurses under Tier 2 visas will be (a) maintained after the UK leaves the EU and (b) extended to...

      Deportation: Airlines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will list the commercial airlines with which his Department currently has contracts for the purposes of carrying out enforced returns.

      Deportation: Airlines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has ever given direction, pursuant to Schedule 3 of the Immigration Act 1971, to an airline to carry out enforced returns.

      Stop and Search: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the impact of Stop and Search on the relationship between police officers and young BAME people.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for the UK's future immigration system.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of issuing settled status documentation as proof of status to successful applicants of...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated net cost to the public purse is of gun (a) licensing and (b) certification in England in 2018-19.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of visit visa applications on the basis of the visitor donating an organ to a family member were successful in each year for...

      Visas: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the salary exemption for nurses working in the UK under Tier 2 visas will continue after the UK has left the EU; and if he will make...

      Architecture: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to meet with representatives of the architecture profession to discuss architects' concerns on the Immigration White Paper.

      Police: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total number of incidents have been where firearms officers were deployed by Police Forces in England and Wales in each of the last...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to review the immigration exemption at schedule 2, paragraph 4 of the Data Protection Act 2018.

      Demonstrations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2019 to Question 205783, what discussions his Department has had with the Metropolitan Police Service...

      Immigration: Families

      What assessment his Department has made of the effect on low-paid workers of the minimum income requirements for non-EEA residents to bring family members to the UK.

      Slavery

      What steps he is taking to tackle modern slavery.

      Motor Vehicles: Theft

      What recent steps he has taken to assist victims of motor vehicle theft.

      Domestic Abuse

      What steps he is taking to tackle domestic abuse.

      Cybercrime

      What steps he is taking to ensure that tech companies tackle serious crimes perpetrated on their platforms.

  • Wales Office

    • Economic Situation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what forecasts the Government has made of the potential effect on the Welsh economy of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

    • Stronger Towns Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the Barnett consequentials for Wales of the Stronger Towns Fund.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Dams: Safety

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Church of England has had with the mining sector on improving the safety of tailings dams...

    • Church of England: Forests

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to her oral contribution of 28 March 2019, Official Report on the Archbishop's Council's Strategic...

      Forests: Scotland

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to her oral contribution of 28 March 2019, Official Report on the Archbishop's Council's Strategic...

      Forests: Scotland

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, with reference to the oral contribution of the Rt. hon. Member for Meriden, what steps the church takes to ensure...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Cybercrime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many mandatory cyber security training sessions civil servants working in his Department are required to undertake.

    • Productivity: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to improve productivity in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Buckingham Palace: Honours

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 27 November 2018 to Question 192869 on Buckingham Palace: Honours, which organisations hold the contracts with the Royal...

      Import Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the HMRC's National Advice Line is now questions on whether there will be an import duty or tariff in relation to trade with the EU to...

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent progress has been made on abolishing VAT on sanitary products.

      Access to Cash Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the final report of the Access to cash review published on 6 March 2019; and if he will...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was spent on (a) tax-free childcare, (b) employer-supported childcare and (c) the childcare element of working tax credit in 2017-18.

      Revenue and Customs: Location

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many sites HMRC have vacated since 15 November 2015.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Mortgage customers: proposed changes to responsible lending rules and guidance CP19/14 published by the Financial Conduct Authority on 26...

      Mortgages: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to correspondence from the Economic Secretary to the Treasury to the Chair of the Treasury Committee on 30 January 2019 on how the Standard...

      Customs Officers: France

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the strikes of customs officers at the French border.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer on 19 March 2019 given to Question 232589 on tax avoidance, how many promoters of tax avoidance schemes HMRC has challenged.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many penalties were imposed under the General Anti-Abuse Rule regarding (a) income tax and (b) corporation tax in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017 and (iii) 2018.

      Taxation: Self-employed

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many self-employed people using the payment on account system were wrongly not billed by HMRC in January 2019; and what proportion that is of all...

      Revenue and Customs: Offices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cumulative cost is to date of continued payment in rent for HM Revenue and Customs office sites that have been vacated.

      Revenue and Customs: Location

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of HMRC staff at the HMRC offices in (a) Sheffield, (b) Wrexham, (c) Aberdeen, (d) Ealing and (e) Wolverhampton under the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports Business Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the outcomes were from the meetings of the Sports Business Council held between June 2017 and April 2018; and when the...

    • Healthy Living Ministerial Group and Sports Business Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to maintain the Inter-Ministerial Group for Healthy Living and the Sports Business Council.

      Broadband: Mansfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the level of access to superfast fibre broadband for (a) businesses and (b) members of the...

      Sports: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on what date the Government plans to publish its school sport and activity action plan.

      Tate Galleries: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with (a) management and (b) staff at Tate Galleries in (a) Liverpool, (b) London and (c) St Ives...

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 45 of the Government's Civil Society Strategy, published in August 2018, what steps his Department has...

      Citizens' Juries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2019 to Question 233511 on Citizens' Juries, what the timeframe is for the announcement of...

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to take steps to prevent organisations from making a profit on Gift Aid claims when they receive...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, with reference to the Carnegie UK Trust's report of March 2019, Engaging Libraries: Learning from Phase 1, if he will make an assessment of the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • British Irish Intergovernmental Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on what date the next British Irish Intergovernmental Conference is scheduled to take place.

    • Northern Ireland Assembly: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when she plans to lay before the House the relevant measures to extend the period under which the duty to call an Assembly election is removed...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to her oral contribution to the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into abortion in Northern Ireland on 27 February 2019,...

      Northern Ireland Housing Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the long term financial viability of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Transport

    • Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what written representations they have received from (1) railway businesses, (2) aviation businesses, and (3) other interested parties since 1 January on the...

    • Nissan: Sunderland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide funding to Sunderland City Council to cover the cost to that authority of leasing land at Deptford Terrace to create a temporary lorry...

      Aviation: Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the resumption of flights by Italy and Germany to Sharm el-Sheikh; what plans they have to allow the resumption of such flights...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Post Office: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 19 November 2018 (HL11350), how many such requests for permission have been requested by Post Office Limited under...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sudan: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan about (1) the imprisonment and treatment of those involved in anti-government protests in Sudan, and...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the government of Israel about the arrest of two Palestinian children who were taken to an illegal Israeli settlement during...

      Eritrea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea; and what assessment they have made of...

      British Overseas Territories: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 March (HL14356), whether there is a requirement to board suspect vessels in the Marine...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 21 March (HL14601), whether, under the proposed deal, the UK can decide unilaterally to leave the EU.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Prisons: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average waiting time for prisoners to access an accredited drug treatment programme in prison; and how long, on average, an individual participates in...

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the value of drugs supplied by the NHS which are returned unopened or unsealed and subsequently destroyed due to (1) the death of...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so why, drugs supplied by the NHS which are returned unopened or unsealed owing to circumstances which make them no longer required are destroyed.

      Pathology: Laboratories

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cytology laboratories have been operating in the UK in each of the last five years; and how many they estimate will be operating in each of the next...

      Glucosamine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which body decided that 1,500mg glucosamine tablets should be provided on prescription only; when this decision was taken; for what reason the change from...

      Mental Capacity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training Approved Mental Capacity Professionals will receive in supporting people with communication needs.

  • Department for International Development

    • Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what assessment they have made of the report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2017,...

    • Mozambique: Storms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to provide support to Mozambique following flooding caused by Cyclone Idai; and if so, what support will be provided.

      Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 14 March (HL14228), what grants DFID Sudan has disbursed to the government of Sudan's institutions in...

      Zimbabwe: Storms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the impact of sanctions on Zimbabwe on the relief effort in response to Cyclone Idai.

      Southern Africa: Storms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to provide urgent assistance to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi following Cyclone Idai.

      Southern Africa: Storms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai of the logistical needs of (1) Malawi, (2) Mozambique, and (3) Zimbabwe; and in respect of each,...

      Southern Africa: Storms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with international relief agencies in order to coordinate assistance to the region affected by Cyclone Idai.

      Southern Africa: Storms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the deployment of the British Armed Forces to provide engineering and logistical advice and support to the region affected by...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether primary schools with pupils who have type 1 diabetes receive additional funding towards the extra adults required to take care of such pupils; and if not,...

    • Voluntary Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will be taking to ensure that local authorities adhere to the duty to conduct a comprehensive equality impact assessment when deciding whether or...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Berwyn Prison

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the investigation by the Financial Times into the operation of HM Prison Berwyn, published on 6 March.

    • Prisons: Riot Control Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times PAVA spray was deployed in each (1) month, and (2) prison in England and Wales since its authorisation in December 2017.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Migration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 26 November 2018 (HL Deb, col 534), what progress they have made in examining the possibility of a...

    • Carbon Monoxide: Alarms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why private landlords are required to install a carbon monoxide alarm under the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 while those renting...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 20 March (HL14428), what guidance they have given to local authorities to assess the amount of (1) council...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK forces have been involved in any direct military action in Yemen in the last six months.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 14 March (HL14136 and HL14137), what is the number of individual farmers who are awaiting...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure parity of conditions of service between employees of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence.

  • Treasury

    • Loans: Developing Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make greater provision to enforce due diligence on loans made to developing countries initiated by banks based in the UK.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address fraudulent reviews on travel and tourism websites such as TripAdvisor.

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